EA's premier tier Origin Access service is now live. Players who join Origin Access Premier have access to EA's latest games and will get access to upcoming games five days before the official release date.
Players who sign up for Origin Access Premier today will get immediate access to The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe, Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Unravel 2, and Fe. Origin Access Premier is priced at $14.99 a month or $99.99 for the year.
Premier members will also get first access to upcoming titles like Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition, FIFA 19 Ultimate Edition, Battlefield 5 Deluxe Edition, and Anthem Legion of Dawn Edition when the games become available by their launch dates.
EA announced Origin Access Premier at E3 2018, and marks another major publisher getting in on the subscription service model. The new Premier tier offers some extra benefits over EA's existing Origin Access service, which is now called Origin Access Basic.
Both tiers include a 10 percent discount to games in the EA Origin store, but only Premier members can play full games days before launch. Basic subscribers will still have access to the Play First Trials which give players access to new games for up to 10 hours of play. Origin Access Basic games are still limited to titles put into "The Vault" which are EA games made available to Basic members but at EA's discretion.
Along with EA's premier tier for Origins Access is Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service which lets Xbox players have unlimited access to select games as well as first-party Microsoft titles the day of launch. Microsoft first party developers like Rare whose Sea of Thieves was the first new Microsoft game released through the service.
For both Origins and Xbox Game Pass, access to games through the services are only valid if the subscription is active, so when a player discontinues their subscription, they will no longer have access to those games.